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Ultra Security for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

One of the big selling points for the BlackBerry PlayBook is its ability to display Flash scripts, the fancy animations and interactive elements that seem to bring a web page to life. [more…]

Security Certificates for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

You can use security certificates on your BlackBerry PlayBook. Digital certificates, also called security certificates, are encrypted, locked documents that prove your identity as a user, or prove that [more…]

Resuscitate Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The following tips are equal to emergency CPR — something that you may never have to perform on your BlackBerry PlayBook. But just as with humans, it’s a tool you should have ready at all times just in [more…]

Clear the Browser on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Sometimes you have to clear the browser on your BlackBerry PlayBook. Research in Motion, Google, Microsoft, the United Nations, and your local gardening club are all equally powerless when it comes to [more…]

Geo-Tag Photos with Your PlayBook Camera

You can use the camera in your BlackBerry PlayBook to geo-tag your photos so you know where you were when you took those images. Geo-tagging marks photos with your approximate location on the planet. [more…]

How to Grab a Screen Capture on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

One nice bit of programming, an element of the operating system itself, allows you to capture just about anything you see on the screen of the BlackBerry PlayBook. The capture is treated as if it were [more…]

How to Launch the Pictures App on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The pictures app is one of the utilities that come as part of the basic operating system for the BlackBerry PlayBook. You can load it one of three ways: [more…]

Camera Pictures, Photos, Wallpaper, or All Pictures Folders on Your PlayBook

On your BlackBerry PlayBook, the Camera Pictures, Photos, Wallpaper, or All Pictures folders offer you plenty of options. Here’s what you can do with the Camera Pictures, Photos, Wallpaper, or All Pictures [more…]

Set Up a Video Shoot on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The video cameras in the BlackBerry PlayBook use the same lenses (and much of the same electronics) as the digital still cameras. Again, the rear-facing camera [more…]

Play and View Videos on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

To watch a video on your BlackBerry PlayBook, go to the Videos folder and select one of the files. Then simply tap the image. The PlayBook comes with a three-minute high-definition video demonstration [more…]

Browse for a Book with Kobo on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Kobo store on the BlackBerry PlayBook is essentially the same as the online bookstores for Barnes & Noble, Borders Books, the Apple iBookstore, the Google eBookstore, and others. You can browse the [more…]

Buy Books from Kobo on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

If one part of using the BlackBerry PlayBook has been tested six ways to Sunday, it’s user efficiency and satisfaction in the purchasing process. After all, that’s where the money is; although Research [more…]

Read a Book on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The actual process of reading a book on your BlackBerry PlayBook is about as simple as, well, reading a printed book. The BlackBerry PlayBook comes with the Kobo Books Reader app. [more…]

Reading Menu Options on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

You can read digital books from your BlackBerry PlayBook. When you swipe down from the top bezel of the screen (or tap in the center of the screen) in the Kobo Books Reader app, the following reading menu [more…]

Sources for Reading Material for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Kobo Books Reader is intended for use with titles that are downloaded from the Kobo site. That doesn’t, however, mean that this is the only possible source for reading material for your BlackBerry [more…]

How to Hang Wallpaper on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

On your BlackBerry PlayBook, your home page is kind of like your rec room; it’s a place where you hang out while you think about where you want to go next. You can choose to have a subtle, unobtrusive [more…]

Arrange Desktop Icons on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

It doesn’t take long for your clean BlackBerry PlayBook desktop to begin to look like the aftermath of an explosion in a cartoon candy store. The total of basic apps alone is about 40, and most users will [more…]

Place Icons in a Folder on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Properly arranged folders on your BlackBerry PlayBook are a beautiful thing — a work of organizational art. It also helps you find things in a hurry. The catch-all folder is the one with the appropriate [more…]

Choose a Keyboard for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook, as first delivered, can work with three slightly different keyboard layouts: QWERTY, QWERTZ, or AZERTY. The tablet, as sold in the United States and Canada, comes with the familiar [more…]

Password Protect Your BlackBerry PlayBook

To secure your BlackBerry PlayBook, you need to set a password for access to your PlayBook. Choose a password that’s easy to remember but difficult to guess. And please don’t write it down on a sticky [more…]

Crop Photos without an App on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

It isn’t the same as importing a digital image file into an image editing program — not even close — but if you want to make a quick but imperfect crop of an image taken with the BlackBerry PlayBook camera [more…]

Do a Factory Reset of Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Stop, wait, and think: if you’ve done all there is to do (including calling Research in Motion for their advice), you may have to wipe out your BlackBerry PlayBook’s memory. Think of Hal singing “Daisy [more…]

BlackBerry PlayBook Battery

Most BlackBerry PlayBook users are cordless for much of their time with the tablet because the PlayBook uses a high-tech rechargeable battery. The battery itself isn’t something you should ever expect [more…]

BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Charger

Your BlackBerry PlayBook battery is rechargeable. Research in Motion (RIM) is kind enough to include a charger in the nifty box that comes with the tablet. [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Your BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Charger

The BlackBerry PlayBook charger is a small sealed black box. You can only assume it is working when you plug it into your tablet. (It doesn’t even have an LED light to tell you if it’s working.) [more…]

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